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YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 25'
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
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Submitted By: rdlennon on Oct 10, 2008

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Alan Jenkins taking a crack.

Description 

This climb ascends the crack system in the middle of the face to the right of FK Face. It is one of few Den Rock climbs that can be safely led. Start on jugs in a big horizontal break and follow a depression up to a ledge. Then, layback a right-slanting crack towards the top, breaking left onto an easy slab to gain the anchors.

Location 

Just past the large talus boulder below Building Blocks. A small boulder, or a 'shelf' for your gear is just opposite the climb.

Protection 

Gear to 2". The cracks aren't especially favorable to nuts.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Christopher Lane hand jams on his way out.
Christopher Lane hand jams on his way out.

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